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Really short end tags

From: altheim <altheim@mehitabel.Eng.Sun.COM>
Date: Fri, 23 May 1997 17:11:42 -0700 (PDT)
Message-Id: <199705240011.RAA08169@mehitabel.eng.sun.com>
To: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Bert Bos <bert@w3.org> writes:
> PS. "<>"
> is my candicate for the short end-tag.

Any particularly good reason why we'd want to create a non-standard short
end tag? "<>" is actually in the form of a empty start tag, which in SGML
is legal with SHORTTAG YES where in context it can be implied unambiguously.

Don't tell me -- you're trying to save a character...  :-)

Murray

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Murray Altheim, SGML Grease Monkey                  <altheim[@]eng.sun.com>
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